Variant of ascetic
Origin: Ecclesiastical Greek askētikos, austere ; from Classical Greek laborious, exercised ; from askein, to exercise, train (for athletic competition)
- a person who leads a life of contemplation and rigorous self-denial for religious purposes
- anyone who lives with strict self-discipline and without the usual pleasures and comforts
Origin: < Gr askētēs, monk, hermit
- ascetically adverb
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